HostFav’s Cloud VPS – Install Windows

To install custom Windows, you need to open a ticket and provide your Customer Windows ISO image file. HostFav will not perform installation if customer provide ISO.

Hostfav will only perform installation, if Windows ISO image is provided by HostFav.

How to install Windows 7/8/10 or Windows Server 2012/2016?

Login to HostFav’s Portal

Open noVNC

Star your VPS

HostFav will mount two DVD-ROMs

– Virtio Driver CD

– Windows ISO

Installation will start automatically.

Click on Next and the Install

Select Custom: Install Windows Only (advanced)

HostFav uses Virtio SCSI HDD Controller. At the time of installation you need to load SCSI Controller Driver.

HDD not showing click on Load Driver


Click on Browse

Select Virtio Drive (Normally D:)

Select vioscsi –> w10 — amd64 or x86

Windows Setup will detect Red Hat VirtIO controller driver.

Click Next  again Next

Windows will start installing.

After finish installation install any missing driver from VirtIO CD.



How to Kill Windows Service that Hang on “Stopping”

First find Service name

Open Windows Services from Command Prompt


Double click on the Service and make a note of Service Name

Open Command Prompt as an Administrator

Find process id (PID) using following command and make a not of PID

sc queryex LanmanWorkstation

Use following command to kill process

C:\WINDOWS\system32>taskkill /PID 508 /F
SUCCESS: The process with PID 508 has been terminated.

ZFS Limit Arc Cache

1By default ZFS Arc Cache take 50% of Memory

Using following config you can limit

Create a new file

 nano /etc/modprobe.d/zfs.conf

Add following Line. 8589934592= 8GB

options zfs zfs_arc_max=8589934592

If your root file system is ZFS you must update your initramfs every time this value changes:

Use following command to update

update-initramfs -u

Reboot System

Check new limit using following command

# cat /sys/module/zfs/parameters/zfs_arc_max